By Jacob Redding
Drupal is an open resource framework and content material administration method used to create sites that's identified for its steep studying curve. This advent provide you with a transparent and stable figuring out of Drupal that you should start programming a Drupal web site instantly. writer Jacob Redding walks you thru the set up and configuration of a Drupal website and offers a transparent figuring out of Drupal's hook method, theming layer, perspectives, and API. through the publication, necessary examples and step by step directions give you a powerful talent within the energy and features of Drupal.
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Articles are typically used for news, updates, and other constantly changing content. Articles, like all nodes, are created through the Add Content screen. Every node type shares a common set of attributes, although they vary in their defaults and where and how they appear on the website. This will become more apparent after the second exercise. TRY IT OUT Creating an About Us Page This exercise walks you through the steps to create an About Us page. 1. 2. Click Add Content in the top menu as shown previously in Figure 3-1.
If only one category exists, Drupal presents a single form and ignores the Category name and the selected setting. indd 35 3/10/10 9:16:52 AM ❘ 36 CHAPTER 3 YOUR FIRST DRUPAL WEBSITE the form looks like Figure 3-19. Note that the addition of the Category drop-down list is not included if only a single category exists (as was the case in Figure 3-18). FIGURE 3-19 Adding the Contact Form to Your Main Menu The Contact form makes it easy for site visitors to contact you. Unfortunately, you have to make its presence known.
SUMMARY It should be clear that Drupal is much more than great software; it is also a great community. The Drupal software, built upon a modular architecture, allows you to build great websites with relative ease. And the community of users, designers, and developers, as well as great Drupal companies, are all there to help you support your website both now and in the future. You need no special skills or invitation to join the Drupal community, just a bit of time to participate in it. Drupal is more than software.